Pat Schaverien was born in 1951 in Ealing, London. She studied Fine Art at Middlesex Polytechnic and Hornsey School of Art (1974-76), then Printmaking at the Slade School of Fine Art (1976), and describes herself as having been 'fascinated by the process ever since'; she went on to set up a printmaking studio in Clerkenwell, producing etchings and aquatints. In 1977 she was the receipient of an Arts Council of Great Britain Award and over the next two decades, exhibited extensively in London including joint exhibitions at Ben Uri Art Society in 1982 and 1990. She is a member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors & Printmakers and continues to live and work in London.